Sowing the seeds of the autism field: Leo Kanner (1943).

  title={Sowing the seeds of the autism field: Leo Kanner (1943).},
  author={Jan Blacher and Lisa L. Christensen},
  journal={Intellectual and developmental disabilities},
  volume={49 3},
More than 65 years after Leo Kanner published his seminal article, research on autism continues to be an area of increasing interest. Although much progress has been made, this field is still in its infancy, and many avenues of research are just beginning to be pursued. Despite the time that has passed, the syndrome Kanner identified and his comments about the children he observed continue to have meaning today, and although some of his suggestions about the etiology and presentation of autism… 

Parental concerns surrounding the care and education of military dependent children with autism: A phenomenological study

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How can Shakespeare’s iambic pentameter enable inclusion of and encourage participation of autistic pupils in a year 7 boy’s mainstream classroom?

Purpose The purpose of this paper is to facilitate a greater understanding of verbal and non-verbal communication in an open space learning (OSL) environment. This is an exploration of the premise

Intervention effects on spoken-language outcomes for children with autism: a systematic review and meta-analysis.

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Prevalence of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) among the children aged 18-36 months in a rural community of Bangladesh: A cross sectional study

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  • L. Kanner
  • Psychology, Medicine
    The American journal of orthopsychiatry
  • 1949
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The Broad Autism Phenotype

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Cognitive deficits in parents from multiple-incidence autism families.

  • J. PivenP. Palmer
  • Psychology
    Journal of child psychology and psychiatry, and allied disciplines
  • 1997
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Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders